Saviors, Ruins, and The Future of Sports Dynasties

October 10, 2016

Sometimes, a city gets to experience something really special. Their team becomes a recognizable powerhouse and whole generations of fans bask in the shine of championship trophies, the confetti of victory parades, and the comfort of knowing they can come back and win any game at any time. History will show us tough, the Egyptians, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Galactic Empire eventually fall

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2050: The Post-NFL World

October 10, 2016

All good things must come to an end. No one can predict the future, but this piece will be an attempt to decipher the signs and omens of the modern sporting world to give a glimpse of the direction of sports in America. How long will the NFL keep its stranglehold over the American viewer? Will the nation finally accept soccer and the metric system? In the year 2050 the picture…

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The Future of Sports Tech: Virtual Reality

October 10, 2016

Virtual reality is a fast growing business. The technology created this week will be irrelevant by 2017. This digital medium puts the viewer in a 3d atmosphere for a completely immersive experience and is attracting the science, technology and artistic communities. Professional sports networks have begun to engage in VR, but there is uncertainty in what directions VR should be going into further benefit athletics.

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The New NHL: Speed and Skill

October 10, 2016

The NHL is heading in a new direction. One of less physicality and fighting, and more skill. The new game is all about speed and stacking lines with talent instead of grit. The NHL and hockey in general have been headed this way for a long time, but the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins have been a big push in that direction. Ever since the 2010 Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, teams have been looking for…

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The Future of Streaming Sports

October 10, 2016

The rate the television industry is moving mirrors the effects of the newspaper industry. The information is valuable and interesting, but it is also incredibly inconvenient and archaic in comparison to the power of smartphones and computers. Streaming platforms have transformed we view media. Mediums such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have all taken part in the strike for gold as they continue to create new, original content that rival…

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The History of Lacrosse: The Native American Game

October 4, 2016

The game of stickball originated in the 17th century lands of the six Iroquois nations. Modern day Canada, Mid- Atlantic, the Great Lakes and the American South were filled with the social, athletic and religious sport that was known to “please the creator.” The game was played to train young boys for combat, for fun and as part of certain festivals. This function of violence and respect was claimed to…

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Sports Through the Ages: The Original Ballgame

October 3, 2016

Almost every major team sport centers around a bouncy rubber ball. Volleyball, basketball, football, and so many other sports rely on the rubber ball for its unique qualities that have allowed it to dominate ball-based team sports. However, thousands of years before any of these modern sports would even be formed, the rubber ball began its journey into sporting dominance in the Olmec Empire. Located in modern-day Mexico, the Olmec Empire…

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